Chelsea FC

Chelsea FC

NCS - Assistant Team Leader


Role Type



Posting Date

May 27, 2022

Role description

JOB TITLE:NCS Assistant Team Leader
DEPARTMENT:Chelsea FC Foundation
REPORTING TO:NCS Senior Project Officer / Wave Leader / Team Leader
JOB FUNCTION:To support the implementation and delivery of the NCS programme on behalf of Chelsea FC Foundation. To assist the Team Leader to inspire and develop a team of up to 16 young people through the NCS programme.
Location:Stamford Bridge
Contract:Fixed Term Contract: 4 weeks.
Wave 1:18th 29th July 2022 (residential 18th to 22nd July)
Wave 2:August 1st August 12th (residential 1st to 5th August)

Training -All NCS staff receive 2 days non-residential training to deliver the NCS programme (dates TBC W/C 11th July 2022).

About NCS
NCS is a government-funded programme that brings together young people aged 15-17 years old and engages them in a unique programme. NCS is designed to empower young people as they transition into young adults, engaging them in activities that challenge, build confidence and develop skills. More details can be found at

To assist the implementation of sound operational procedures to enhance the NCS experience for all young people involved across all phases of the programme.
Respond effectively to any incidents / emergencies in line with Chelsea FC Foundation’s policies and procedures.
To support a group of 12-16 young people, ensuring they have an unforgettable NCS experience. You will work throughout the residential and non-residential phases of the programme and will take part in evening shift work patterns during the residential phases.
Ability to engage, encourage, and inspire young people to ensure all participants get the most out of their NCS experience.
Shaping and moulding all NCS participant’s outlook and future by being a positive role model throughout the programme.
Assist the Team Leader to keep effective records (for example, registers, social action project details, risk assessments, financial records) and ensure they are returned to the wave leader.

Ensure all NCS participants have an unforgettable experience on programme.
Support the implementation of a range of activities to engage young people in order to sustain programme participation. Including residential, social action and team building.
Support the capture of success stories on the programme that can be utilised by Chelsea FC Foundation/Chelsea FC media staff for promotional purposes.
Be responsible for the safety of young people on the NCS programme. Reporting any safeguarding or health and safety concerns to the Team Leader and Wave Leaders.

DO THE RIGHT THING (Our Expectations):

To demonstrate and live by the club’s values; Here to Win, Be Brave, Do the Right Thing, Play Your Part, Many Teams, One Club and Proud to Be Chelsea.
To adhere to the Foundation’s policies and procedures, including Health Safety, Financial Authorisation, Confidentiality and GDPR.
To act as an ambassador for diversity, equality, and inclusion, and demonstrate a positive commitment by treating others fairly in line with our Equality, Diversity Inclusion Policy and reporting any acts of discrimination through appropriate channels.
To create a safe environment and act to protect all young people and vulnerable adults that are either in your care or attending club premises and report any concerns to the Safeguarding Lead.
To report any misconduct or suspected misconduct to the HR Department.

PROUD TO BE CHELSEA (Person Specification):



First aid and safeguarding children and adults at risk certificates.
Successful candidates will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check.- GCSE Level 4 and above in Maths and English ©.

Youth Worker Qualifications relevant to the industry sector.
FA Coaching Qualification, Emergency Aid and Safeguarding Children Certificates
Educated to degree level or currently studying as an undergraduate.



A knowledge and understanding of the NCS programme.
Experience of working with young people, particularly 15-17 year olds.
Experience of working in education/voluntary/community settings.

Previous NCS participation.
Experience working in a residential setting.
Experience and/or knowledge of secondary and higher education sector.
Skills and Behaviours:
As an Assistant Team Leader, you will commit to working with young people for the entire length of the programme.
Good interpersonal skills with young people and colleagues.
Ability to follow clear instructions and to seek further guidance when required.
The Employee must at all times carry out his/her responsibilities with due regard to Chelsea FC Foundation policies and procedures in particular Health Safety, Financial Authorisation, Confidentiality and with regard to the Data Protection Act.The Employee must act to protect all young people and vulnerable adults that are in their care or attending the Company’s premises. The Employee must report any misconduct or suspected misconduct to the Safeguarding Lead.
Chelsea Football Club and the Foundation is fully committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all children, young people and adults at risk (vulnerable groups) that are in our care or attending our premises. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.
The Employee must ensure a positive commitment towards equality and diversity by treating others fairly and not committing any form of direct or indirect discrimination, victimisation or harassment of any description and to promote positive working relations amongst Employees and customers.
The above Job Description is not intended to be exhaustive, the duties and responsibilities may therefore vary over time according to the changing needs of the Club.

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